Grading Policy

Essays:  50% of Grade
Basic Skills classes are Pass/Fail.  The first two essays will receive comments only.  The last three will receive comments and, pending class discussion, a grade.  Each of the five essays counts 10% of the essay grade, though later essays count slightly more than earlier ones, especially if there is improvement.  All essays require a new metatext with each draft.  All drafts must be e-mailed to me two hours before the start of class, not as an attachment.  In the subject line indicate the homework assignment (e.g., Essay 1, draft 2; Hart response).  Essays will not be accepted after the due date unless you have made an arrangement prior to class with me.

Self-Assessment:  10%
Metatexts for each draft of each essay (see Metatext in Criteria for Essay Evaluation)
Self-reflection (2-3 pages) at mid-term and end of term using language of writing process and essay evaluation developed in class during the term. 
Student examples.

Participation in the Life of the Classroom:  20%
To be negotiated in class.

Post Test Results:  10%

Writing Center Attendance:  10%
1-4 visits = F     5 visits = D    6 visits = C     7 visits = B-     8 visits = B+     9 visits = A
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English Department Attendance Policy
More than 2 absences results in failing the course.